The 10 Very Best Movies of 2021 It’s hard to know if the world

The 10 Very Best Movies

The 10 Very Best Movies


‘Wojnarowicz’

Wojnarowicz: F*ck You F*ggot F*cker looks back at the life of artist David Wojnarowicz, who went from an abusive childhood

to fervorously chronicling the late 70s, early 80s era East Village scene. Director Chris McKim uses Wojnarowicz’s own cassette

journals, home movies, voicemails, and artworks as foundational texts, which demonstrate the direct link between the artist’s

commitment to activism during the AIDS epidemic and his artistic production. Instead of relying on interviews, this documentary

chooses to portray Wojnarowicz and his mentor–famed photographer Peter Hujar–as they were during their active periods.

At the end of the film, we see Wojnarowicz’s surviving peers and collaborators, including legend Fran Lebowitz, attending

the Wojnarowicz retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum, a cosmic miracle considering the Reagan administration’s

failure in addressing AIDS essentially left whole communities for dead. In 1992, a 37-year-old Wojnarowicz died of the disease.

‘Acasa, My Home’

Set in the expansive meadows and marshes of the Bucharest exurbs, this documentary by Radu Ciorniciuc follows the Enache family

who illegally take residence in a protected nature park, only to be thwarted by the Romanian government. Led by the stern–and

at other turns, selfish–patriarch Gică, the family lives a subsistent existence seemingly outside of “civilization,” as the father

derisively puts it. Gică and his wife Niculina succeed in shielding their children from social services, living off their farm animals,

and fishing the wetlands with their bare hands. Eventually, public officials get wind of the Enanche family’s makeshift shelter

and their children’s lack of education, destroying their home and enrolling the children–fresh with haircuts and pressed

lothes–in school for the first time. Filmed over the course of four years, the striking tale is one of the struggle between a

family’s personal convictions and the encroachment of a government that genuinely believes it’s doing what’s best.

The tension between these opposing visions of life is palpable, and the film, to its credit, doesn’t aim to pick a side. Instead,

we’re given all the tools to consider how a raging patriarch would subject his family to difficult,

unsanitary conditions while still examining the sometimes paternalistic role of government itself.

‘Shiva Baby’

Twitter likened Emma Seligman’s directorial debut Shiva Baby to the film Uncut Gems, a thriller known for its ability to cause even

the most hardened of us to experience dangerously acute anxiety. And they aren’t wrong. Told from the perspective of the aimless

twenty-something Danielle (a wholly empathetic Rachel Sennott), the story follows her through a tense shiva that could upend how

her family sees her. Although Danielle receives an allowance from her parents to cover her expenses, the remainder of her supplemental

income comes from a collection of sugar daddies–or men who pay for company and sexual favors (for obvious reasons, she has told

her parents that she’s making her extra cash babysitting). Unfortunately for Danielle, one of her main clients (Danny Deferarri)

shows up at the shiva with his wife (Dianna Agron) and kid, which threatens the fragile peace that she had made between her

personal life and the image she presents to her family. Further complicating things are an appearance by her ex-girlfriend, plus everyone asking her what she’s doing with her life. ดูหนังออนไลน์

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